Definition of lactotroph in English:

lactotroph

(also lactotrope)

noun

Physiology
  • Any cell in the anterior pituitary which secretes prolactin; a mammotroph.

Origin

1960s. From lacto- + -troph. Compare mammotroph.

Pronunciation

lactotroph

/ˈlaktə(ʊ)ˌtrəʊf/